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Grace Anne Howden


Grace Anne Howden, age 80 of Amelia Island, Cape Cod and formally of Westport, CT passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at her home.

She was born in New York City, New York to the late John and Grace Hubble Howden.

Anne attended the Birch Wathen Lenox School in New York City and later graduated from Vassar College and Columbia University. She taught art in the Westport, CT school system and in the New Canaan, CT school system. She retired as Chairman of the Art Department in New Canaan.

After retirement Anne spent time as an interior decorator as well as consulting on art curriculum in small towns across New York. She continued her desire to educate as she taught classes at various museums and art and craft centers as well as exhibiting her art in Connecticut and Cape Cod Massachusetts.

Upon arrival to Amelia Island Anne taught in the Nassau County Children�s Saturday Arts Program at the Island Art Association. She also exhibited her work as part of shows with various members of the Association.

She leaves behind her husband, Carl A. Pirolli and many friends who looked forward to her hand made full moon cards as well as her other cards for special occasions.

There are no services planned at this time.


Diane. Sanford December 29, 2020

Carl, so very sorry to hear of Anne�s passing. Anne was our parents John &Helen Sanford neighbor for many years on Keller Lane In Westport. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Sharon Sanford December 30, 2020

Carl, I was so sorry to learn that Anne passed away. Please accept my sincere condolences. My Dad, John, was so fond of Anne and you. He always loved the times you would all sit on the front porch at the house on Keller Lane and talk. He found your conversations so enjoyable.. My parents always enjoyed the artistic and clever cards Anne would drop off, often accompanied with flowers. She was a special woman and I hope all the memories you have of her will comfort you in the days ahead.

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